This Way Up from Nexus on Vimeo.

Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble.

This Oscar Nominated short is directed by Smith & Foulkes and written by Foulkes, Smith, and Christopher O’Reilly, and produced at Nexus by Charlotte Bavasso and Christopher O’Reilly, the film follows two dour unfortunates as they battle a series of misadventures while trying to deliver a coffin to the graveyard.

The animated caper is a series of emotional and literal pitfalls for the pall-bearing team, as their journey and relationship unravel on an epic scale culminating in the pair joining the old lady in a trip through the underworld.

‘This Way Up’, was nominated for an Oscar® for best animated short at the 81st annual Academy Awards.

Before its Oscar win, “This Way Up” won numerous awards at film festivals around the world, including an Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival, the Public Prize for Best Short Film at the 2008 Ottawa Animation Festival, the Audience Award for Animated Short at both the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and the Mundos Digitales in Spain.

Full Credits Below:

Directed by Smith & Foulkes
Written by Smith & Foulkes and Christopher O’Reilly
Produced by Charlotte Bavasso and Christopher O’Reilly
Co-producer Christine Ponzevera

Production Company Nexus Productions Ltd

3D Animatic and Layout Nicolas Domerego (Supervisor)
Ben Cowell
Simon Landrein
Stuart Doig
Antoine Bourruel

3D Modelling & Texturing Darren Price (Supervisor)
Michael Greenwood
Vincent Fiere
Ben Bigiel
Alison Bond
Nicolas Domerego
Simon Landrein
Kuba Gryglicki
Benjamin Devaux
Guillaume Julien

Character Set-up and Rigging Luis San Juan Pallares (Supervisor)
Miguel Garcia Lluch
Michael Greenwood
Rudi Hammad

Background Digital Painting Adam Willis (Supervisor)
Florian Mounié
Justin Atkinson

Pipeline TD Luis San Juan Pallares

Storyboard artist James Husbands

Technical Director Mark Davies

CG Animators Reece Millidge
Stuart Doig
Steve Brown
Antoine Bourruel
Mélanie Climent
James Wilson
Mark Davies
Roly Edwards
Dominic Griffiths
Boris Lowinger

Lighting and Rendering Nicolas Domerego
Simon Landrein
Maelys Faget
Florian Mounié
Jerome Haupert
Ludovik Boden
Guillaume Cassuto
Darren Rolmanis

Visual Effects and Compositing Fletcher Moules (Supervisor)
Sheldon Gardner
Jerome Haupert
Dylan White
Navid Bagherzadeh
Clayton McDermott
Kwok Fung Lam

Cloth simulations Lora Jensen

Render assistant Jens Blank

Sound designer Andre Jacquemin
at Redwood Studios

Re-recording Mixer Craig Irving
at Twickenham Film Studios

Voice over artists Marc Silk (Son, Granny, Red demon)
Chris Grant (Dad)

Original music by John Greswell and Christopher Taylor
for MPM London

Arrangement by Andy Mellon

Music Consultant Jonny Trunk

Existing music Song ‘Happy Weekend’
Sung by Ray Merrell
Composed and written by Jack Fishman and Roy Budd
Published by JHP & Mood Media

Head of Productions Julia Parfitt

Studio Manager Theano Kazagli

Production Manager Jo Bierton

Head of 3D Ben Cowell

Nexus Productions support Denise Abraham
Matt Archibold
Tim Dillon
Ben Hunt
Ian Mansel-Thomas
Thana Shanmugam
Matt Shepherd
Alice Wigley

Special thanks to Mike Judge, Don Hertzfeldt, Rebecca Moline,
Nicolas Schmerkin

A Nexus Productions

Made with the support of BBC Films, BBC Comedy & BBC Film Network

for BBC Film Network
Executive Producers Claire Cook and Gerard O’Malley

Creative Head, BBC Comedy Kenton Allen

for BBC Films
Executive Producer Beth Richards
Production Executive Matthew Vizard

with the support of The Animation Show

Co-production : Arcadi
(Action régionale pour la création artistique et la diffusion en Ile de France)

It’s Payback Time from Nexus on Vimeo.

Their world is in the grip of a lethal outbreak. A mysterious blue substance is leading to catastrophic destruction. Who is behind it all?

Credits:
Client: Channel 4 Television / CRUK
Product: Stand Up to Cancer
Title: ‘Payback Time’
Length: 120”, 90”cd, 60”cd, 40”cd, 20”cd
Agency: 4Creative
Creative Directors: Chris Bovill / John Allison
Creative: Pablo Gonzalez de la Pena
Agency Producer: Shananne Lane
Group Business Director: Olivia Browne
Business Director: Kuba Wieczorek
Group Marketing Manager: Charlie Palmer
Marketing Manager: Daisy Mount
Production Company: Nexus
Director: Smith & Foulkes
ECD: Chris O’Reilly
Producer: Tracey Cooper
Production Manager: Fernanda Garcia Lopez
Technical Director: Dave Walker
Art Director: Daniel Burgess
Design: Renaud Futterer
Character Modeler: Sohrab Esfehani
Character Modeler: Denis Bodart
Modeler: Margherita Balestri
Animator: Dominic Griffths
Animator: Sergei Shabarov
Rigger & Animator: Paul Tempelman
Animator: Benoit Lecailtel
Matte Painter: Adam Willis
Matte Painter: Yohann Auroux
Texture Artist: Camille Fourniols
Texture Artist: Alex Veux
Texture Artist: Roxane Martinez
L&R: Michal Firkowski
L&R: Denis Bodart
L&R: Francois Mancone
L&R: Camille Fourniols
L&R: Jeremi Boutelet
Compositor: Elliott Kajdan
Compositor: Rob Ward
VFX: Claire Pegorier
VFX: Thanos Topouzis
Editor: Paul Hardcastle @ TRIM
Grade: Mike Skrgatic @ Time Based Arts
Sound Design & Mix: Anthony Moore, Dan Beckwith & Tom Joyce @ Factory
Sound Producer: Lou Allen @ Factory
Music Production: Company: SIREN
Music Producer: Sean Atherton & Sian Rogers
Music Composed by: Alex Baranowski
Music Production Company: SIREN
Music Producer: Sean Atherton & Sian Rogers
Music Composed by: Alex Baranowski
Live Action Production Company: 4Creative
Live Action Director: Keith McCarthy
Live action Producer: Shananne Lane
Director of Photography: Christopher Sabogal
Live Action VFX: MPC
Live Action Grading: George K @ MPC

Τranslated Geometries from efilena baseta on Vimeo.

"Translated Geometries" is a performative prototype which exploits the Shape Memory Polymer (SMP) properties in order to generate responsive architectural behaviors.
It is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in the Master in Advanced Architecture in 2013-14 by:

Reasearch Team:
Efilena Baseta
Ece Tankal
Ramin Shambayati

Faculty: Areti Markopoulou
Tutors: Alexandre Dubor, Moritz Begle

THAW: Hybrid Interactions with Phones on Computer Screens from Tangible Media Group on Vimeo.

THAW is a novel interaction system that allows a collocated large display and small handheld devices to seamlessly work together. The smartphone acts both as a physical interface and as an additional graphics layer for near-surface interaction on a computer screen. Our system enables accurate position tracking of a smartphone placed on or over any screen by displaying a 2D color pattern that is captured using the smartphone’s back-facing camera. The proposed technique can be implemented on existing devices without the need for additional hardware.

Credits:
Sang-won Leigh (Fluid Interfaces Group)
Philipp Schoessler (Tangible Media Group)
Felix Heibeck (Tangible Media Group)
Pattie Maes (Fluid Interfaces Group)
Hiroshi Ishii (Tangible Media Group)